Italian media “Football Italy” reported an interview with Andrea Pirlo, one of Italy’s best midfielders, on the 6th (Korea Standard Time). According to Pirlo, a transfer that would have changed the history of soccer could have occurred. 파워볼게임
Pirlo, who played for Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus and lifted a total of 17 trophies, is often mentioned as one of the greatest midfielders in football history.
Pirlo was considered a back-play maker representing the 21st century and was a midfielder with excellent kicks, greater vision and game-reading football intelligence.
Pirlo confessed that he was able to leave AC Milan in 2006, when he was in his prime. According to reports, he said, “The situation got very complicated when the Calcio Poly incident broke out shortly after the end of the 2006 World Cup. The possibility of AC Milan being demoted to Serie B was mentioned. Fabio Capello, the manager who led Juventus, moved to Real Madrid.”
“When we went into the pre-season, there was news that AC Milan would compete in Serie A with their points cut. I decided to move to Real Madrid and wasn’t sure if I would stay in Milan. However, I came back to Milan, met with my agent, and agreed to continue my journey there,” he said.
Pirlo also revealed that then FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola wanted him. The media said, “If Pirlo moved to Barcelona, Chavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Pirlo could have formed the midfield.”
The media reported, “At that time, AC Milan played a friendly match with Barcelona, and during this time, AC Milan negotiated with Barcelona to recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”
“Milan had the opportunity to sign Zlatan, and Guardiola asked about the possibility that I could move to Barcelona. I had a conversation in his office, but Milan Zlatan arrived and I stayed with the club,” Pirlo explained.
He then added, “Guardiola said Barcelona wanted to sign me. I was proud to sit in his office and get a love call, even though nothing happened.”
In the meantime, Pirlo said, “Chavi, Iniesta? If I were with them, I would have made a very technical combination. There is also Busquets,” adding, “But in the end, I stayed in Milan and had a great experience. I was very happy.”